29 Tips to Make You a Facebook Master

Credits

Facebook Credits can be used to buy virtual goods, such as a virtual greenhouse in Farmville or clothes in Pet Society. You can buy Credits with your credit card, PayPal, and mobile phone. It’s easy to check your balance in the Payments tab under Account Settings.

9. New Ways to Get Facebook Credits

  • Watch Ads: By viewing ads embedded in Facebook apps by CrowdStar, Digital Chocolate, Zynga, and others, you can earn one Credits (one Credit per ad).
  • Receive a gift card: Go to Facebook.com/FacebookCredits, click on Gift Cards, and use the store locator to find where you can buy gift cards (stores include GameStop and Walmart).
  • Exchange gift cards: Turn unwanted or partially used gift cards into credits by going to apps.facebook.com/plasticjungle. Once you connect to the app, it will ask for your gift card information and offer a prepaid mailing label. After the company receives your card, credits are added to your account. The exchange rate equals up to 92 percent of a card’s balance. You get 10 Facebook Credits for every dollar in trade-in value.
  • Cash in Kickbucks: First visit www.shopkick.com/download to download the free iPhone app. Then when you walk into a participating retailer, such as Best Buy, Macy’s, or Target, the app connects to the in-store transmitter to record your check-in. You then earn Kickbucks that can be converted to Credits from within the app. 25 Kickbucks equals one Credit.

10. Use Facebook Credits to Watch Movies or TV Shows

For those who prefer to watch longer-form video, Warner Bros. offers 48-hour rentals of several movies on Facebook. The first option was Batman: The Dark Knight at www.facebook.com/darkknight. In the middle of that page, you’ll find a big Watch Now button. Clicking that sends a request for permission for the app to have access to your basic information. Selecting Allow takes you to a new page where you can spend 30 Credits ($3) to start playing. Other movies currently available include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Inception, Life as We Know It, and Yogi Bear.

By liking the Doctor Who page on Facebook, you are presented with a variety of epsides available for 48-hour rental through BBC Worldwide. When you click on a specific episode, you’re sending a request for permission to let Doctor Who/Video On Demand access your information and post to your wall. Once connected, you can spend the $1.50 (15 Credits) to watch.

Become a Facebook Master

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Anna Attkisson
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A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson heads up features and special projects for Laptopmag.com, in addition to covering social networking and accessories. She joined the LAPTOP staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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